feel one's way
Definition of feel one's way
1 : to move forward carefully by using one's hands to feel anything in the way He felt his way through the darkened room.
2 : to move toward a goal very slowly and carefully In the early days of the project they were just feeling their way (along), trying not to make mistakes.
Word by Word Definitions
: to handle or touch in order to examine, test, or explore some quality
: to perceive by a physical sensation coming from discrete end organs (as of the skin or muscles)
: to undergo passive experience of
: sensation, feeling
: the sense of touch
: the quality of a thing as imparted through or as if through touch
: a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place
: an opening for passage
: the course traveled from one place to another : route
: of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route
: by a long distance : to a considerable degree or extent : far
: by far : much
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